Published May 1, 2018 Gott Restaurant is a delightful recent addition to the restaurant scene in downtown Reykjavík, with a long history. The first location of Gott was opened on Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago in 2013 by couple Berglind Sigmarsdóttir and Sigurður Gíslason. Born and raised in the island’s only town, they wanted to run a quiet, easy-going family business. As Berglind puts it, fate has basically been pushing them along. “Our philosophy on food came about when our son was diagnosed with an illness,” she says. “I had to reevaluate our whole diet and take into account the origins of what we eat, that it is fresh, not containing too much sugar and preferably no additives either.” Homemade feel Gott is about comfort food and fast food, with a homemade feel, with quality ingredients and everything made from scratch. That’s where Sigurður came in. He’s been a well-known chef for almost three decades and was a member of the Icelandic Bocuse d’Or team for years. “We also thought that we could stand out, in the sense that we’re a family business rather than a franchise.” “I was quite curious when Berglind was transforming our whole diet,” he says…. Read full this story
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